Lionsgate Promotes Transactional Home Entertainment Business Executives

Lionsgate has promoted two executives, Adam Frank and Jill Anderson, to lead its transactional household entertainment enterprise.

The transfer will come amid a powerful period of time for Lionsgate’s dwelling entertainment enterprise — which comprises digital provide-via (download-to-individual), video-on-need and actual physical media — with an marketplace industry share of 11.9% in the first six months of the yr. It is the greatest sixth-month share in the studio’s record, driven by new releases “John Wick: Chapter 4,” “Plane” and “Sisu,” as nicely as library titles “Knives Out,” “Django Unchained,” “Dirty Dancing” and “Sicario.”

Frank, a 12-yr veteran of Lionsgate, has been elevated to govt VP of world associate management of gross sales and distribution. He’ll be overseeing the company’s worldwide transactional digital and packaged media functions and heading up profits, licensing and strategic setting up initiatives for the house amusement team. Frank has overseen the electronic property entertainment rollouts of “The Hunger Video games,” “John Wick,” “Saw,” “Expendables” and “Now You See Me” franchises, as effectively as Tv sequence like “Mad Males.” Prior to his promotion, he served as senior VP of the studio’s around the world transactional EST and VOD business enterprise. He carries on to report to Lionsgate Movement Photograph Group president of global licensing and distribution Ron Schwartz.

Anderson, who just celebrated her 20-year anniversary with Lionsgate, has been promoted to head of dwelling entertainment sales and spouse administration. In her new purpose, she will spearhead the digital residence enjoyment and packaged media revenue groups and report to Frank. Her expanded obligations contain electronic household entertainment gross sales of Lionsgate’s library and portfolio of makes in addition to her ongoing responsibilities for overseeing packaged media gross sales. She formerly served as senior VP of house entertainment promote-as a result of gross sales.

Through her tenure, Anderson has led Lionsgate’s packaged media household amusement business enterprise for the company’s greatest retail accounts, handling the packaged media releases of all big franchise and tentpole titles together with Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now,” Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs,” Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Harm Locker,” James Cameron’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and Akira Kurosawa’s “Ran.”

“Our transactional property enjoyment small business carries on to prosper due to our team’s potential to develop bespoke windowing strategies for our theatrical releases and library titles and in excess of-change across their PVOD, transactional EST, VOD and packaged media windows,” stated Schwartz. “Adam and Jill are extraordinarily proficient “homegrown” Lionsgate executives who are driving our transactional organization to just one of its strongest performances in recent many years. With their solid associations, field know-how and business acumen, they will assist lead its ongoing development while capitalizing on new chances shifting ahead.”